get to know me meme → sixteen movies → 14; Romeo and Juliet
Favourite Screen Costumes || the party costumes (Romeo + Juliet 1996)
Costumes by: Kym Barrett
it was the nightingale, and not the lark,
that pierced the fearful hollow of thine ear
underneath the grove of sycamore
"The relationship to Romeo is still that love/hate, he’s his best friend and he’s kind of in love with him but there’s still all that under-the-surface jealousy. I think Mercutio is one of those people that was born in the wrong generation, the wrong era—had he’d come from a more modern time he would’ve been more comfortable in his skin and more able to accept who he is. But he’s a great character: he’s a real thinker, he’s very intelligent, he sees every aspect of the world and human emotion, and he gets caught up in that all as well. It was good trying to get back in his head. In the ’50s, he might have been a beatnik in the San Francisco Bay area—smoked dope and been of bit of a wordsmith." - Christian Cooke on Mercutio
from Romeo & Giulietta (the italian musical)
Vivien Leigh and Laurence Olivier as the ill-fated lovers，Romeo and Juliet, 1940.
I quite enjoy them, actually. In fact I love the R&J musical, The Phantom of the Opera movie, Moulin Rouge, Grease, Chicago, Across The Universe, Sweeney Todd, Hairspray, The Rocky Horror Picture Show, and probably others I’m forgetting right now.
I’ve only seen an hour of it and I had to call it quits. Normally I always watch movies the whole way through but this one was boring me to death (sorry to all WSS fans!). It’s a shame because I’m always enthusiastic about watching new R&J retellings but I just couldn’t enjoy this one. Maybe one day i’ll give it another go and see if I can appreciate it more the second time around.